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Gaziano & Girling MTOs

We just got in a shipment of beautiful Gaziano and Girling made to order shoes, so we’d like to take the opportunity to share some of them with you.

G&G shoes are distinctive for their superb craftsmanship, meticulous style, and sharp, modern look. You can see all three of these characteristics in the shoes here, all made to order for our clients.

Our fall trunk show with Gaziano & Girling is on October 24.

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What do the numbers and letters inside my shoes mean?

Take a look inside your shoes and you’ll see some numbers and letters that seem to correspond to nothing at all. You probably know how to find your size, and likely your width, too, but what does all that other stuff mean? Let’s find out.

Edward Green

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Inside an Edward Green shoe, you’ll find the size listed in both UK and US sizes (7/7.5), the width (E), the last (202), and the order number (95178). The specs will usually be in an oval near the heel, but in some shoes, particularly those that are unlined, you’ll find them on the tongue. Note: The slash between the UK and US sizes is often mistaken for a 1, but it’s really a slash (we promise).

Alden

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In an Alden, you’ll see the size (7), of course, but you’ll also find two widths: one for the heel (B) and one for the ball (D). There’s also the model number (45164H) and some production information (4C27 018 2).

Gaziano & Girling

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Gaziano & Girling keeps things straightforward with the model’s name (Astaire), last (DG70), size (7.5), width (E), and order number (607). You’ll generally find this information on the underside of the tongue.

Saint Crispin’s

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Check the tongue of a pair of Saint Crispin’s and you’ll find, from left to right, the model number (553), skin (BCK), color (071), sole (GE8), and the size (6.5), width (E), and order number (11351).

Corthay

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Look inside a pair of Corthays and you’ll find nothing but smooth, soft leather. If you’re looking for the size, flip over the shoe and look at the sole. This pair’s in size 8.

John Lobb

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Most models from Lobb will have their size printed near the heel, though some will have it on the tongue. In this pair you can see the model name (Lopez), size (6.5), width (E), and last (4395).

Church’s

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Church’s can be tricky. The size is listed without a decimal point, so here you’ll find that a size 7 is marked 70. A 7.5 would be marked 75. There’s also the width (F), last (173), some production information, and the model name (Grafton).

Quoddy

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Quoddy keeps things simple. You’ll find the size (8) on the tongue.

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Gaziano & Girling Spring 2014 Trunk Show

We cordially invite you to join us Friday, March 21, from 11AM – 7PM for our trunk show with Gaziano & Girling. Dean Girling will be here to present the collection.

Gaziano & Girling shoes are a precise exercise in unique style. It’s difficult to overstate what a talented designer Tony Gaziano is and what a fine shoemaker Dean Girling is.

In 2008, Leffot was the first American shop to offer Gaziano & Girling’s ready to wear collection, and in a sense G&G and Leffot have grown up together. We are proud of our relationship with G&G and are very pleased to have Dean Girling join us for our trunk show. If you are a fan of G&G we hope you’ll find the time to visit and meet Dean.

We will be taking orders for Made to Order RTW and Deco range shoes. Bespoke appointments are also welcome.

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Gaziano & Girling Trunk Show, March 21

We cordially invite you to join us Friday, March 21, from 11AM – 7PM for our trunk show with Gaziano & Girling. Dean Girling will be here to present the collection.

Gaziano & Girling shoes are a precise exercise in unique style. It’s difficult to overstate what a talented designer Tony Gaziano is and what a fine shoemaker Dean Girling is.

In 2008, Leffot was the first American shop to offer Gaziano & Girling’s ready to wear collection, and in a sense G&G and Leffot have grown up together. We are proud of our relationship with G&G and are very pleased to have Dean Girling join us for our trunk show. If you are a fan of G&G we hope you’ll find the time to visit and meet Dean.

We will be taking orders for Made to Order RTW and Deco range shoes. Bespoke appointments are also welcome.

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Gaziano & Girling Monaco and Connaught

Our trunk show with Gaziano & Girling will be on Friday, March 21. Dean Girling will be here to take your ready-to-wear and bespoke orders. If you are a fan of G&G, we hope you’ll find the time to visit and meet Dean.

Two new models by Gaziano & Girling are now in stock. The Connaught is an austerity brogue in Vintage Pine calfskin. It’s an elegant and understated style of balmoral wingtip, made on the chiseled TG73 last. Unique to this style is its absence of broguing and distinctive double needle stitching at the seems. It is perfect to wear with slacks or suits of many colors.

The Monaco is a modern, sleek, and formal take on the classic penny loafer design. Their Vintage Cherry calfskin is a highly unique leather, looking bright and lively while still remaining subdued and elegant. The entire ensemble makes for a loafer that is both classic and one-of-a-kind.

Connaught, TG73 Last, Vintage Pine Calfskin, Single Leather Soles
Monaco, KN14 Last, Vintage Cherry Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

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Spring 2014 Trunk Shows

Believe it or not, spring will be here next month, and for us at Leffot that means trunk shows. We organize trunk shows with our vendors twice a year. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the shoemakers or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first hand many sample styles.

Our spring schedule of shows kicks off early next month when Phillip Car of Saint Crispin’s visits to help you choose the perfect fit, leather, and last for your Saint Crispin’s shoes. Dean Girling from Gaziano & Girling and Pierre Corthay of Corthay will also be here later this spring. You can check out the dates for the rest of our fall shows HERE. We’ll be posting more dates once they’ve been confirmed.

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Gaziano & Girling MTOs

We just got in a shipment of beautiful Gaziano and Girling made to order shoes, so we’d like to take the opportunity to share some of them with you.

G&G shoes are distinctive for their superb craftsmanship, meticulous style, and sharp, modern look. You can see all three of these characteristics in the shoes here, all made to order for our clients.

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Gaziano & Girling MTOs

Gaziano and Girling shoes are a precise exercise in unique style. These made to order shoes are excellent examples of that fact, perfectly straddling the line between classic and modern with distinctive yet subtle style in hand. It all comes through in the details, from the sleek lasts, to the one-of-a-kind buckles, to the classic broguing, everything compliments the whole.

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